Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday News for Week of November 7-11

Happy Friday!

Tomorrow is Walkathon! T-shirts were delivered today. I hope you have your walking shoes and are ready for a great day! Please arrive at OCSI between 8 and 9am to register (come find me in the cafeteria!). The walk starts at 9am. After you get back to school, you can enjoy a snack and some games.

This Week:

Reading: We focused on Making Predictions. A prediction is a guess or something you think is going to happen in the story. You can do this before you even open the book by looking at the cover and then all while you read. Then at the end of the story you can check to see if your predictions were correct or not. We read one of my favorite stories of all time! The students did great prediction what would happen.

Math: We ended Chapter 2 of subtracting this week and took our math test. The students did pretty good! It’s exciting to see them get faster at their subtraction problems. Now we started Chapter 3 which is addition strategies to 20. Looking forward to stretching the students in their math abilities!

Bible: This week we concluded the incredible story of Joseph. It’s so amazing to see how God was with him through the whole time. He finally reveal who he was to his brothers and he even got to see his dad Jacob again. Joseph had his whole family move to Egypt. My favorite part of the Joseph story is this: Genesis 50:20 "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Bad stuff happened to Joseph, but God turned the bad stuff into good stuff! That’s a great lesson I need to remember for my life too!

Christmas Program Practice - We have started practicing in the gym with K-5 for the Christmas Program! I am getting so excited for it!

Science - We started learning about Ants! It was fun read books together about ants and learn together!

Today we celebrated Michael's birthday! Thanks for the yummy jello!!

Next Week:


Spelling Words: ball call fall hall mall tall talk  walk  your do     - Our spelling test will be Monday, November 21st

Bible Memory: “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1

November 22nd Harvest Fest for 1st and 2nd graders:

On this day, the students will go around to the 1st and 2nd grade classrooms to do crafts, games, and learn about Thanksgiving. Parents, if you’d like to stop by during this day, you are welcome to! Let me know if you’d like to come and you can go with the 1.1 class as they go around to the other classrooms. Here’s a schedule:
8:30-9:00 Classroom Time
9:05-9:30 Session 1
9:35-10:00 Session 2
10:00-10:15 Morning Recess
10:15-10:45 Classroom Time
10:45-11:45 Lunch and Lunch Recess
11:50-12:15 Session 3
12:20-12:45 Session 4
12:45-1:45 Classroom Time
1:45-2:15 Chapel
2:15-3:00        Pie Day! :)

This day is also Pie Day! I have asked 5 families if they can donate a pie for Pie Day. We will eat it together at the end of the day.

Upcoming Events: 

  • 11/19: PTF Holiday Market -
  • 11/23: Professional Development Day - no school for students
  • 11/24-25: Thanksgiving vacation
  • 11/30: Progress Reports
  • 12/2: OCSI Christmas Program (12:30 dismissal for students) Program starts at 7:00pm at the Yomitan Cultural Center 読谷文化センター
  • 12/16 - Last Day of School before Christmas Break  No lunch in the cafeteria - Classroom Christmas Party!